I was thrown from a pickup 22 years ago, I have to crushed vertab L1 and L2 i started taking loratab 10/500 about 10 years ago, however I stopped cold turkey when i became pregnant that was 8 years ago and i had very little withdraw syntoms because i was only taking about 1 or 2 pills a day some days i didnt take any. BUT now i take 2 to 5 pills a day and in the past few years i have been abusing them and my pain free husband of 16 years has taken them as long as i have, and it is destroying my family, all the things that go along with addiction is about to take my family out, and I won't let that happen, my main concern is i'm fearful of the chronic pain and will i be able to overcome the pain without pain killers? I know i have to stop in order for him to stop as well, PLEASE, PLEASE, can someone give me some advice? Im scared!!!
My only advice is an obvious one but it's also what I believe to be true. Please get proffesional help. Counseling, a pain doc. that you tell the absolute truth to so there isn't a chance for you to get narcotics from, and a 12 step program. I don't have an addiction problem, but I have been affected by it with a close family member. Your so right in saying that it tears a family apart. Your in a horrible situation right now but your strong desire to get better will serve you well. Please talk to a pain doc about alternatives to pain pills. They may suggest therapy bio feedback and many more. They can also set you up with a counseler specializing in addictive therapy and also steer you to a twelve step program in your area. Having a doc. on your side to help you through this is key. Please be brutally honest so you can taper off if he sees fit. Also in my family members case family therapy was a must.
Sorry for rambling. I will be praying that God gives you the strength to fight your way out of this. Good luck!
if you think you can't stand the pain then you have few choices but whatever you choose to do make very certain that you tell the doctor everything don't leave a thing out, it will make or break a relationship between you and the MD they (good ones( are willing to help you and other involved if you are open and honest with them at least that is the experience I have had with horrible pain keep us posted we care and the question I think you are really asking is can I do this and possibly suceed sure you can a lot of us have been there and back, whether it's from pain or in your situation you can make it back and I have hope that you can set the example for your husband but he will have to be included in getting the help also
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